Call to artists: Arts Alive in Agriculture

AAAG

 

Submissions are now open for the 2016 Arts Alive in Agriculture Showcase, one of the highlights of the Fresno Arts Council Spring line-up.

EXHIBIT DATE: April 7 – 9, 2016

                                                                LOCATION: Fresno City Hall

                                                                OPENING RECEPTION: April 7, 2016

2016 PROSPECTUS:

MISSION STATEMENT:

ARTS ALIVE in AGRICULTURE EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION is an event to pay respect to the admirable attributes of our community tradition and resources.  The Central Valley is a large flat valley covering the innermost portion of the State of California.  Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada, Cascade and Tehachapi Mountain ranges, the central Valley is one the world’s most fruitful regions where nearly all non-tropical crops are grown.  THE FRESNO ARTS COUNCIL seeks to highlight the agricultural industry by showing thoughtful and compelling works from credible artists from the central valley.  2016 ART SHOW will feature mixed-media works in: painting, sculpture, photography and found objects.

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN:  November 16, 2015, thru March 2016.

ELIGIBILITY:

Open to all artist who reside in the Central Valley 18 years or older.

CATAGORIES OF ENTRIES INCLUDE:

  1. The Human Component of Agriculture
  2. Technology and Machinery of Agriculture
  3. Agricultural Landscapes.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

MEDIA: Art media in painting, sculpture, photography and found objects may be submitted in any and all categories.

RULES OF ENTRY: 

Works submitted must have been completed in the last two years, cannot be a copy.

Photographic images: no combined or merged images, no manipulation of content will be accepted.

Artwork: must be submitted dry, framed, securely wired and ready to hang, acrylic rather than glass for covering work is preferred, framing must be simple and not heavy.

3D Pieces:  must be at least 8 inches in any direction (for safety purposes)

No accepted works can be removed before the completion of the show.

Works must be available for purchase with 30% commission on all sales.

Entrants will be notified of their acceptance on ___________________.  Final exhibit details will be offered at that time. Additionally, submission of a brief artists bio (100 words or less), and a FAC release of liability form will need to be signed at this time.

SUBMISSION OF ONLINE DIGITAL IMAGE GUIDELINES:

Full size, no larger than 2mb, 72 dpi resolution

Sized to 1280 pixels

JPG format

JPG compression quality: medium

File name consists of:  your name, underscore, first name, underscore and title of work.

(Ex: Smith_Art_The Flight)

ENTRY FEE:  $30.00, 2 works $40.00, 3 works $50.00

PANEL OF JURORS:

Jurors of the 2016 Spring Arts Alive in Agriculture show will be conducted by qualified artists and patrons in the field of agriculture and the arts.

QUESTIONS OR ADDED INFORMATION:

Contact:  Lilia Gonzales Chavez or Julian Ramos at Fresno Arts Council 559-237-9734 or visit www.fresnoartscouncil.org